Category Archive: Domestic violence

May 10

Should married couples have joint or separate accounts?

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Ask Marie? Should married couples have joint or separate accounts?     With money fights and money problems being one of the main causes of divorce, I advocate for couples to have joint accounts 99.9% of the time. There is a saying if you follow the money, you will find the trail. Money can break a …

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Oct 31

You Can’t Just Pray This Issue Away

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Today is the last day of October. Many individuals are celebrating Halloween. It is also the last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last Friday, I attended a Domestic Violence Vigil at the YWCA of Northwest GA. The YWCA has a special place in my heart because it has helped so many women, men and …

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Oct 29

Enough is Enough

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ENOUGH No longer will I be a victim. No more will I endure the pain. Never again will I allow him to hurt me or call out my name. For years I lived in the dark. Hiding black eyes and blood stained swollen lips, And to think that this started with a simple twisting of …

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Oct 18

Enough

Last night, I attended the Douglas County Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil. In 2013 alone, thirty six individuals who lived in Georgia lost their lives due to domestic violence. Love does not have to hurt or leave physical or emotional scars. Love does not have to control you to the point of suffocation. Love does not …

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Mar 05

False Honeymoon

I Got Flowers Today I got flowers today. It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night, And he said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he is sorry and didn’t mean the things he said. Because he sent me flowers today. I …

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Jan 02

Enough

No longer will I be a victim. No more will I endure the pain. Never again will I allow him to hurt me or call out my name. For years I lived in the dark. Hiding black eyes and blood stained swollen lips, And to think that this started with a simple twisting of the …

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Oct 19

Why she stayed?

Domestic violence affects 1 out of 4 women at some point during her lifetime.  Men can also be victims of domestic violence, but women make up about 97% of domestic violence survivors.  The question is not why she stayed, but how can we help her. Domestic violence is about power and control. Many women who are in …

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